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Welcome to Shir Ami!

Shalom and welcome to Shir Ami, Bucks County's hub for Reform Judaism!  Centrally located in Newtown, Pennsylvania, our community is energized by exploring ways to spiritual growth, making an Impact in our pursuit of justice, learning together over our lifetimes; and building strong social connections – all so we can lead meaningful Jewish lives.

We are a vibrant, engaged community, just a couple of years along with our new clergy Rabbi Chuck Briskin and Cantor Rachel Kohlbrenner; yet backed by over 40 years of local tradition. 

Education is a priority value of ours, hosting an esteemed Early Learning Center, an innovative Religious School, and popular life long learning programs for adults. Rabbi Eric Goldberg and the Shir Ami team of educators make our academic experience purposeful, enriching and fun for students and families alike.

Together, we are committed to making an impact creating justice within our local and global community.  We are a B'rit Olam Congregation (Covenant with the World) with the URJ's Religious Action Center.  We have prioritized environmental justice, racial justice and reducing food insecurity.  Our food pantry replenishes 8 local organizations dedicated to eliminating food insecurity in Bucks County!  We remain committed to reducing our community's environmental footprint.  Partnering with other faith communities, we're actively promoting voting rights, education equality, and reducing systemic barriers.

We celebrate worship together in traditional and non-traditional ways.  Our halls are filled with music, our choir and members put the "shir" (song) in Shir Ami.  Shabbat and holiday services include inspirational prayer, Torah study, meditation, gatherings in nature, and many more. You will leave refreshed, rejuvenated and inspired.  Our Purim shpiels, tapping into the creative theatrical and musical talent (and lack of talent), are fun and memorable.

Our strong, engaged community creates deep connections with each other. Whether gathering in small groups over coffee, Men's Club, Women of Shir Ami, our theater group, SHAFTY, our youth group, or SHaAK for our active adults, we build bonds with each other.  As you can tell, we're a very diverse and interesting bunch!

Click around our site to find out more.  Better yet, come see for yourself and build a growing, sustainable community with us.  Shalom!  

Chuck Briskin, Rabbi
Ellie Short, President    

Sun, May 28 2023 8 Sivan 5783